Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
Candidates for employment are required to undergo a medical examination by railway medical officers who decide whether or not applicants reach the prescribed standard of vision and general physical health. Further examinations take place as and when considered necessary by the administration and its medical advisers. If a worker, after being confirmed in the service, is required to undergo a further medical examination, it seems fair that, in the event of an adverse medical report being received, the worker should be afforded, if he so desires, the right to be examined by an independent specialist. We suggest that the selection of these specialists should be made by the head of the Medical Department in each province. The report of such specialist should be forwarded to the appropriate administrative officer of the railway concerned. To prevent unnecessary appeals, a reasonable deposit should accompany the appeal against the certificate of the railway medical officer and be liable to forfeiture at the instance of the specialist. Should a worker be considered medically unfit for the post held by him at the time of such examination, every effort should be made to find him other work of which he may still be capable.